Thursday, July 18, 2024

Government completes construction of 60 out of 64 health posts for Western Province

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Vice President Inonge Wina (c) cutting the ribbon as Director Health Promotion and Social Determinants Dr. Kennedy Malama (l) and MUkukutu Health Post Acting Officer In-Charge Mampi Mwiya (r) look on during the Official opening of Mukukutu Health Post in Nalolo District, Western Province
Vice President Inonge Wina (c) cutting the ribbon as Director Health Promotion and Social Determinants Dr. Kennedy Malama (l) and MUkukutu Health Post Acting Officer In-Charge Mampi Mwiya (r) look on during the Official opening of Mukukutu Health Post in Nalolo District, Western Province

Vice President Inonge Wina says government has completed the construction of 60 out of 64 health posts allocated to Western Province.

Mrs. Wina says the expansion of health infrastructure across the country is testimony that government wants to build the economy with a healthy citizenry.

The Vice President says President Edgar Lungu wants Zambians to access quality and affordable health services.

Mrs. Wina says the recruitment of over 7 thousand health personnel will help in delivery of quality health services especially in rural areas.

The Vice President said this in Nalolo district when she officially opened Mukukutu Health Post.

She disclosed that government will soon commission the newly built Nalolo District Hospital and the remaining five health posts.

And Western Province permanent secretary, Mwangala Liomba says the construction of the health post in the area is the best thing to ever happen to the local people.

Vice President Inonge Wina (c) cuts the ribbon as Director Health Promotion and Social Determinants Dr. Kennedy Malama (l) and MUkukutu Health Post Acting Officer In-Charge Mampi Mwiya (r) look on during the Official opening of Mukukutu Health Post in Nalolo District, Western Province
Vice President Inonge Wina (c) cuts the ribbon as Director Health Promotion and Social Determinants Dr. Kennedy Malama (l) and MUkukutu Health Post Acting Officer In-Charge Mampi Mwiya (r) look on during the Official opening of Mukukutu Health Post in Nalolo District, Western Province
Vice President Inonge Wina (l) leaves the just commissioned Mukukutu Health Post in Nalolo District to mark the 50th health post out of 64 posts ear-marked for Western Province
Vice President Inonge Wina (l) leaves the just commissioned Mukukutu Health Post in Nalolo District to mark the 50th health post out of 64 posts ear-marked for Western Province
The just commissioned Mukukutu Health Post by Vice President Inonge Wina in Nalolo District of Western Province
The just commissioned Mukukutu Health Post by Vice President Inonge Wina in Nalolo District of Western Province
The just commissioned Mukukutu Health Post by Vice President Inonge Wina in Nalolo District of Western Province
The just commissioned Mukukutu Health Post by Vice President Inonge Wina in Nalolo District of Western Province
  Vice President Inonge Wina delivering her key note speech during the Official opening of Mukukutu Health Post in Nalolo District, Western Province
Vice President Inonge Wina delivering her key note speech during the Official opening of Mukukutu Health Post in Nalolo District, Western Province

18 COMMENTS

  1. Faith without work is dead,in reverse,work with out faith is also dead.in Zambia we say a home without m/meal is not a home
    Health post without drugs am sorry boss wina.

    • So sad, taking that heavy podium all way from lusaka, no peop!e to listen to speeches.What happened to those mobile hospitals

  2. I am glad for this development in Western Province. I hope that the people of Western Province will now join other people from other parts of Zambia and work together as one people. I am saddened that UPND is a negative party and so are its cadres scattered around the globe. They are negative not because our government has failed. They are negative because their party is tribal ad regional! They have a spirit of division. God bless Zambia!

    • Another gulible african.

      Those prefab building were built by Indians with a hudge loan from India—-even a chinama patient can accomplish such a borrowing feat.

      Let PF and lungu build anything with out borrowing money then you can lick a.ss.

    • Dear Sharon, the people of Western province also pay taxes just like every other citizen and resident of this country. They do not need to start singing and dancing when govt uses tax revenues to provide health care infrastructure. That is what govts do. In fact Zambians in all corners of this country need better health facilities than health posts. It would be good to hear that govt has stopped evavuating patients to other countries because local facilities can adequately provide specialist care..that is what govt should aim for.

  3. These are part of the 650 prefab Health Posts the Indians constructing from that loan we got via that loan from Indian Exim Bank…alot of money for Prefab….where is the value addition when everything is shopped from India.

  4. so what is a health post with medicine shortages and load shedding? what is the point in having structures built when you cannot still provide a service to people. Politics at play. Because western overwhelmingly voted for opposition you think westerners are easily fooled kikiki come election nafuti they will show you that they are not cheap and bought by useless buildings

  5. so what is a health post with medicine shortages and load shedding? what is the point in having structures built when you cannot still provide a service to people. Politics at play. Because western overwhelmingly voted for opposition you think westerners are easily trickd kikiki come election nafuti they will show you that they are not cheap and bought by useless buildings
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    • You talk of electricity load shedding for an infrastructure that has solar panels fitted on it. You choose to close your eyes to any thing good done as long as it has not been done by HH and UPND. I feel sorry for you.

    • By the way who told you there is no medicine at this health post opened by her honour the vice president? Is that your wish? For this post not to have medicine?

    • a medical centre cannot solely rely on solar energy young man. In june what will happen? uletontokanya mune. These are people’s lives you are playing with. Even in the most advanced economies, they ensure that medical centres have constant supply of electricity on top of alternative sources. You are a dull cadre

  6. @nakalipa,these health post are like mobile clinic vans brought by lupiya banda,once the drugs equipped with them got finished I don’t think if they can be health post anymore.
    Go to already existing clinics you will be given a prescription to buy drugs at a named chemistry….this is not the matter of hh,fdd or what so ever,it’s reality..

  7. The only thing iam happy about are the solar panels
    That tin roof will soon rust and the white paint in a rural area! It will soon be soiled. Who will maintain these buildings?
    I’m telling you ba LT if you are real journalists ho back to these places after one year and give us a picture of the building. It will be dilapidated

  8. The figure 60 over 64 is impressive. The key players involved in this accomplishment need to be commended. With little imagination, the country can achieve great successes. The question is: When are the remaining 4 posts going to be completed? I am more inclined to take 2017 completion point. Let us all give full support to the key players.

  9. i think we should have built bigger centers if we had the money, however, where there was nothing, and you make this is commendable. next, lets stock these clinics with what is required. you cant do everything all at once, but you can prioritise

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